Saturday, June 20, 2009

PIXIE by Willa Kaye Danes now available

by Willa Kaye Danes


To save her dwindling clan, a three-inch fairy must find and return with a childhood playmate who's now a human man all grown up!

A three-inch-tall pixie has a very big problem - a human one. To save her clan from extinction, she challenges the ‘no boys’ rule and must find and return a half-human, half-pixie childhood playmate to Fairyland before the next full moon.

Trouble is, he's no longer the sweet and charming 'Boy' she fondly remembers. Now he's a man, all grown up, and not a very friendly one at that. What's worse, he's got a devious fiancée that may just be a real wicked witch plotting to do him and her whole clan terrible harm!
With the help of Boy's cantankerous father, Pixie must convince him to shrink to fairy size and return with her to Fairyland. And if he does, will he agree to stay as her mate?

Rating: Contains mild sexual references.

finding the right touch

The hardest part about new authors is marketing on a tight budget. How do you find potential fans without spending thousands on a publicist.
Where ever you go on the web, you just end up lost in the crowd.
This is especially hard when you are trying to promote a book that doesn't fit the usual story line.
For instance, Wild Evolution is a story about a werewolf but it doesn't fit the ordinary storyline of violence and sex. There is violence and sex but it is a small part of the story.
The reader looking for the usual erotica story with ultra violence escapades at the full moon's beckoning is going to be disappointed.
There is romance but it is not about romance or sex.
It is more of a thriller/police procedural novel, but the minute you mention the werewolf readers pigeon hole it in the paranormal romance genre.
Wild Evolution is about a rancher who becomes a werewolf by contamination when he defends his animals in a kill or be killed battle.
Now he has to cover up a self-defense slaying or be charged with murder.
If anyone has any ideas on how to market this book let me know.

Friday, June 19, 2009


I just received the book "Pixie" today, can't wait to read it. I was privileged to read some of it before it was published and I really was able to just fall into the world of the Pixies. Am looking forward to seeing how it ends.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009


We all go through the phase when we are not interested in anything. Even our most passionate hobbies. Writing is no exception.
I found when I am in this mode I can afford a couple of days away from writing, but that is it.
I know from experience that you can't let go much longer than that without drying out your creative juices.
I have seen it with other writers and experienced myself, the longer you stay away from writing the harder it is to get back into the rhythm of writing.
Treat writing like a job. You go to work when you don't feel like it, you have to write when you don't feel like it too.
One trick that works for me is critiquing what I have already written. This seems to help me get back into the world I am creating.
As for anyone else, I guess you will have to stumble on to what works for you. The key is to keep writing.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Bitten by Books review

Dan could never have dreamed of what would happen to him when he was bitten by a crazed dog, or what he thought was a crazed dog, which he decapitated in defense. But when he woke the next day, he finds not the head of a dog, but a man. Is this real? Is he really going to turn into a werewolf? He has all the traits…but could it really be real?Tony Ramirez is part of the law. But when his friend Dan starts acting strangely, he is not sure of what to think. But suddenly, things in town start to turn strange. Dan is being aggressive when he is usually passive, people start going missing, and his friendship is on the rocks. Surely Dan is not involved in what is happening?
What do you do when you chop off the head of a dog that bit you and wake up the next morning to find a human head in its place? When you no longer act like yourself? When the moon, woods, and blood call to you?
This third person tale is a mix of werewolf and the Indian skin walker storylines. It makes for an interesting mix, but if you are looking for a more traditional tale, this will not rock your boat. If you, however, are looking for a new tale of the paranormal this may just fit your needs! The mental anguish that is readily apparent in the thoughts of the main character as he tries to deal with the mixed blessing makes this story more interesting…yet at the same time, it detracts from some of the details that Ms. Cook shares. I would have liked to have seen more details or thoughts from Tony Ramirez, especially when his friendship with Dan starts to wane. I did, however, enjoy the amount of detail the author shared of the wolf pack and Dan’s involvement with them. Wild Evolution is a strangely compelling tale that I just had to finish. While it does not fit with the rest of my normal reads, it is one that I may have to reread when I want a break from the norm.

Monday, June 1, 2009

June Book Chat Giveaway


To enter the June book giveaway for a signed copy of Wild Evolution, a paranormal thriller, log onto and discover the weapon Dan uses to defend himself against a wild dog attack in the excerpt of Wild Evolution.

The contest is open to all U.S. residents. To enter, go to 'contact us' at the bottom of the website and leave your answer along with your name and mailing address.

The winner will be announced on the June 18, 2009 chat from 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm EDT in the Horror Room on our Chatters area of the forum

Hope to chat with you then.

C. Fern Cook
author of
Wild Evolution
South Dakota Way